Snow Patrol’s ‘New York’ Gets a Melancholic Music Video
Snow Patrol have released an incredibly depressing music video for their heartbreak ballad ‘New York.’ The clip shows singer Gary Lightbody sitting alone in a pub, drowning his sorrows in booze.
Ignoring all the dancing and smiling faces around him, the frontman stares into space. His lip-synching is even half-hearted, as he’s lost in thought about a relationship that didn’t work out. You have to feel sad for the guy, since everybody’s having fun except him. The emotional video is simple but powerful.
The song isn’t just a fictional tale. Lightbody explained its origin on Snow Patrol’s website: “I’m really happy with the words. I always try to write about personal experiences. ‘New York’ is about a girl I was seeing over there. We both had strong feelings for one another, but we were never in the same place at the same time. It’s about missed opportunities.”
The sad music video, then, is the perfect way to capture that feeling. ‘New York’ is the latest single from the group’s sixth studio album ‘Fallen Empires,’ which reached No. 5 in the U.S. in 2011. Snow Patrol are best known for their 2006 breakthrough hit ‘Chasing Cars.’
Watch Snow Patrol’s ‘New York’ Video